The risque photo, which featured a pink background, showed three different versions of the 34-year-old Young Money femcee. Three of them, donning different outfits and hairstyles, literally felt each other as they touched one another sexually.
One version of Nicki sat on the floor while donning a black latex bodysuit. Wearing a platinum blonde locks, she flaunted her booty while sticking out her tongue right in front of another Nicki’s crotch. The second version of Nicki was seen majestically perching on a leopard-printed chair. Going completely topless, she bared her ample assets with silver pasties covering her nipples.
The second version, who donned black, long locks, was clad in a pink bottom, knee-high sparkling boots and bracelets as she opened her legs wide. A third version of the rapper, meanwhile, was seen standing behind the second one. Donning a partially see-through, skimpy pink dress, she had her matching pink locks styled in a ponytail. She flaunted her famous curve while placing one of her hands in the left bare-breast of another version of the Trinidadian star.
Shot by Ellen von Unwerth and styled by the “Bang Bang” rapper herself, the eyebrow-raising cover was for the magazine’s “Break the Internet” edition. The photo was shot in Miami and will be featured in a 16-page editorial.
“To Break The Internet you have to have a big idea and an even bigger superstar, and Nicki Minaj is certainly that superstar. The best part is we didn’t get one Nicki, we got three,” said Drew Elliott, Paper’s creative director. “Paper always looks for ways to create culture instead of just report on it. Our media company sits at the center of where internet culture becomes pop culture, and Nicki is certainly a queen of disruption. This shoot was ambitious, imagine having to do three shoots to get one image, and Nicki lead the charge. Ellen von Unwerth brought her signature playful spirit to this shoot. The internet is the ultimate newsstand.”
Prior to posting the racy photo, Nicki sent fans into a frenzy when she posted an NSFW video, which appeared to be behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot. The provocative clip featured various shots of Nicki getting down and dirty with herself or another girl which bore strong resemblance to the rapper.
At one point, Nicki was seen licking her own breasts as well as touching herself in a bathtub. A female voice was also heard moaning in the background.
Paper’s December issue is set to hit the shelves on November 28.